On This Day

December 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 31 "Bubbling Brown Sugar" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 performances
  • Dec 31 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 124 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Brad Delson, American guitarist (Linkin Park)
  • Dec 4 Big Pokey [Milton Powell], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 7 Dominic Howard, English drummer (Muse), born in Stockport, England
  • Dec 9 Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter, born in London Borough of Havering, United Kingdom
  • Dec 20 Saukrates, Canadian rapper, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Dec 23 Jari Mäenpää, Finnish guitarist and singer, born in Finland

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Dec 31 Psy [Park Jae-sang], South Korean pop star (Gangnam Style), born in Seoul, South Korea

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Deaths in Music

  • Dec 5 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) dies of a stroke at 42
  • Dec 22 Johann Nepomuk David, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 26 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, dies at 53